BOYD, Glen Samuel
51, Wallace Bridge, Cumberland Co., passed away Saturday, February 21, 2009, as the result of a snow mobile accident. Born in Pugwash, he was a son of the late Leonard and Catherine (Davis) Boyd. Glen had worked at the Windsor Salt Company in Pugwash since 1978. He had been a long-time member of the Mine Rescue Team and since 1993 had worked with the team as a trainer. In May of 1992 he received the Medal of Bravery for his part during the aftermath of the Westray Mine Disaster. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion No. 60. He loved playing baseball, snowmobiling and spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren, Gracie and Sam. If you ever needed a hand, Glen was there to help. Also left to mourn are his boys, Dusty and Rexy. Surviving are his wife, Cheryl Ann (Patriquin) Boyd; daughters, Lisa Anne (Duane) Field, Port Howe and Brittany Dawn Boyd; grandchildren, Samuel and Gracie; brothers, Leonard (Donna), Wallace Bay; Gary (Tammy), Pugwash River; sister, Sharon Boyd, Pugwash Junction; half-brothers, Garnet (Debbie) Buchanan, Debert; Jerry (Orlee) Buchanan, Ladysmith, B.C.; Bill Buchanan, Shelburne; half-sisters, Kathy (Dean) Langille, Pugwash; Margaret Buchanan, Pugwash; Phyllis Buchanan, Shelburne. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Robert in infancy; sister-in-law, Debbie Polley and maternal grandmother-in-law, Irene Annis. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, with the funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 26, all in Mundle's Funeral Home, 204 Water St., Pugwash (243-2506), Rev. Meggin King officiating. Burial in Wallace Bay Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the IWK Health Centre, or any charity.
DONOVAN (Curtis), Hannah Whalen
Passed away on February 19, 2009. Born in Ingonish to the late Rupert and Elizabeth Curtis. Survived by sons Curtis and Leonard, stepsons Bill, Roland and Kenneth, daughters Betty, Sylvia, Cecilia, Bernadette and Anna, stepdaughters Sharon, Rosemary, Ann and Paula, sister Daisy. Predeceased by her first husband Leonard Whalen, and second husband Walter Donovan, son Russell, son-in-law Andrew, sisters Ethel and Bernice, brothers Tom, Leo, Lauchie, Morris and William. Visitation, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral, February 23, at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church.
MORRISON, Michael J.
92, of Sydney River and Halifax, passed away very peacefully at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII on Friday, February 20, 2009, after a brief two day stay in hospital. He was a resident of Veterans Memorial, Camp Hill. Born in Cleveland, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late Angus Morrison and Margaret (Campbell) Morrison. A veteran of the Second World War, Michael served overseas with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. He worked for numerous car dealerships in Sydney until his retirement at age 66. He was a very active member of the Cape Breton Bridge Club for many years. He was proud of his Scottish heritage, the Gaelic language and he loved Cape Breton fiddle music. Michael will be remembered as a gentle, modest man with a great sense of humour and was also a proud Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He was a person of very deep faith and was a former member of Our Lady of Fatima parish, Sydney River, until his move to Halifax in 2002. He attended mass daily at Camp Hill. Special thanks to V4E staff at Camp Hill and to Father Michael Walsh and also to the staff at the Infirmary who attended to him. He is survived by his loving daughter, Denise (Ken) Doucette, Halifax; his loving son, Ernie (Florence) Morrison, Whitby, Ont.; his beloved grandchildren, Paul (Debora) Doucette, Halifax; Stacey (Colin) Hadden and Stephen Morrison, Whitby, Ont.; sister, Sr. Florence Morrison, Sisters of St. Martha, Bethany, Antigonish; younger brothers, Frank (Florence) Morrison, Rockland Ont.; and Jimmie (Pauline) Morrison, Dorval, Que. Michael was predeceased by his loving wife, Florence; brothers, Peter, Joe, Howard, Ernie, Douglas and sisters, Jessie and Mary Alice. Visitation will take place at the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, 724 Granville St., Port Hawkesbury on Monday, February 23, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place Tuesday, February 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Margaret's Church at West Bay Road, Cape Breton. A private family burial to take place at a later date. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the QEII Veterans Memorial Gardens.
POWER, Mildred Joan
68, East Jeddore, passed away February 19, 2009, in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Reginald Power; daughters, Mary (Paul) Young and Carolyn Connors; son, John Power; grandchildren, Michael (Michelle) Power, Paul and Michael Young, Tracey Debaie and Elizabeth McCrae; great-grandchildren, Katelyn and Kristyn Power and Analin McCrae; sister, Kate (John); brothers, John (Joan) and Bill (Dot). She was predeceased by stepdaughter, Melda (Ronny); sister, Mary (Tom); brothers, George and Bun; parents, John and Mary Connors. A gathering will be held at Michael and Michelle Powers home on Sunday, March 1 at 1 p.m. for family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Private burial will follow at a later date. She was well-loved and will be greatly missed. Donations may be made to Twin Oaks Memorial hospital.
McNAUGHTON, John Cecil "Jack"
84, Dartmouth, left this world peacefully on Thursday, February 19, 2009, surrounded by his children, to be reunited with his loving wife, Dorothy of 58 years, who passed away 10 months ago. Jack was born in Halifax, October 3, 1924, but lived his childhood in England. He was the son of the late John and Helena McNaughton. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (Shanks); his father, John Francis; his mother, Helena, and brother, Edwin. He is survived by his sons, Jack, Mike (Ann), Blair; daughters, Mary (Bob Butler), Theresa (Scott Carver), Patricia (Scott Dodge), 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren (and one on the way). A veteran of the Second World War, Jack served overseas with the Royal Canadian Engineers from 1943-1946 and continued his service in Nova Scotia until 1968. He then continued his career with the Nova Scotia Provincial Government for another 25 years. He was an avid sportsman, playing competitive soccer in England in his youth. He played cricket, softball, darts, snooker, pool, and golf. He was a member of Hartlen's Point Golf Club for over 25 years. He was a life-time member of the Warren Officers Sgt. Mess (past president), and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Somme 31). In keeping with Jack's wishes there will be a celebration of Jack's life on Monday, February 23, in the Royal Canadian Legion (Somme Branch 31), 54 King St., Dartmouth, starting at 4 p.m. with a legion service followed by a reception. Interment of ashes will take place at a private family service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack's memory can made to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Finally Jack and Dot are together, again.
McDONALD (Nickerson), Jean C.
93, Halifax, died at home Monday, February 23, 2009. Jean was born in Halifax, the daughter of the late Eugene and Laura (MacLean) Nickerson. Jean had many gifts which she used wisely, focusing on family, friends and community. Wherever a helping hand was needed, a kind and compassionate word, or a sweet and loving gesture, Jean was there. Jean's long life was lived to the fullest during interesting times. She is survived by her daughter, Heather Harris; brother, Bruce; sister-in-law, Fern Nickerson, Jeddore; special niece, Marsha Nickerson and her family, Ami, Merav (Ryan), Dina (Mike) Jacobson, and great-niece Hannah, all of Toronto, and was favourite "Aunt Jean" to nephews, Colin (Mara), Toronto, and Paul Nickerson, Halifax. Jean was predeceased by her older brother, Alex Nickerson and her beloved nephew, Bruce Nickerson, Jr.; his wife, Dina (Temple) and their children, Bruce and Denise. Jean was diagnosed with late stage Alzheimer's in 2003. She inspired a successful treatment with the goals of care, comfort, serenity and security. Those goals were anchored in customized care plans developed with Northwood Homecare. Thanks to Dr. Janet Gordon and Dr. Kata Koller, Memory Clinic, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Dr. Frank Doane, VON, Red Cross and the Palliative Care Team. A service celebrating Jean's life will be held in First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford St., Halifax, Friday, February 27, 2 p.m. with Rev. John Boyd officiating. Reception to follow. Donations in Jean's memory would be welcomed for the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Bide Awhile Animal Shelter or a charity of choice.
COLFORD, Darrell A.
52, East Jordan, Shelburne, Co., passed away February 21, 2009, in Roseway Hospital, Sandy Point, Shelburne Co. Darrell was the proud Chief Engineer of the Cape la Have, freezer trawler, scalloper. He was the adopted son of the late Howard Colford and Gertrude (Inglis). He is survived by his children, daughter, Jodi Lynn and son, Billy, both of Alberta; brother, Vernen (Sharon McGee), Ontario, and nephews, Scott and Chris Colford. He was predeceased by brothers, Wilfred and Ronald. A memorial service will be held in the Anglican Church in Jordan Falls, Shelburne Co. on March 4, at 1 p.m., Rev. Sandra Fyfe officiating. A reception to follow in the IOOF Hall in Jordan Falls. No visitation by request. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne.
BLANCHARD, Lawrence Ambrose
89, Springhaven, Yarmouth Co., passed away on February 24, 2009, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was a son of Albanie and Esther (Morris). He served with the Canadian Air Force, and was a veteran of the Second World War. He was employed as a carpenter and construction foreman in Labrador and Nova Scotia. Ambrose was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Albert Lemenager Council 8988, Tusket, and he was involved with Le Club Acadien and St. Agnes Church. He enjoyed hunting and spending time in the woods. He cherished time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and spent his entire life taking care of his family. He is survived by his children, Neil (Marion), Springhaven; Joan (Bob Beairsto), Lower Sackville; Nancy (Edgar d'Entremont), Gavelton; Phillip, Springhaven; Ruth (Bob LeBlanc), Springhaven; Gary (Noeda), Ronnie (Anne), both of Prince George, B.C.; Robert (Helen), White's Lake; Judy (Lawrence Roberts), Kemptville; James (Cynthia), Calgary, Alta.; Rose (Bruce Wade), Sprighaven; Wayne, Plymouth; several grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Nelson (Georgina), Quinan; Maurice (Agnes), Springhaven; sisters, Jeanette Mychailuk, Hamilton; Loretta Muise, Quinan; Celeste, Yarmouth. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Elise; brothers, Phillip, Raymond and Edward; sister, Little Loretta; grandson, Nevin. Visitation will take place from 7-9 p.m. today, with prayers at 8 p.m., both in H. M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth. The funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 27, from Saint Agnes Catholic Church, Quinan, Father Gregory Sampson officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Agnes Church Cemetery Fund or to a charity of your choice.
MacDONALD, Ferne Isabel R.N.
92, Whycocomagh, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2009, in Northwood Rest Home, Halifax. Born in Whycocomagh, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Sara Mae (Austin) MacDonald. She was a Graduate nurse of Glace Bay General Hospital, School of Nursing 1942. She was employed at Neils Harbour, Cape Breton; Cornwallis Navy Hospital and Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax before serving in R.C.A.F., where she was stationed in Saskatoon and Moose Jaw, Sask. and Trenton, Ont. Her career took her overseas to Germany for a number of years, returning to work in British Colombia for Health and Welfare as an Airport Health Nurse. She also nursed at Cocaletza Native Hospital in Northern B.C., before her retirement in 1977. She was a member of Stewart United Church, Whycocomagh; the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 123; Dr. Gordon MacLeod Chapter 37, Order of the Eastern Star and Bayville Senior Citizens Club. She was predeceased by brothers, Dr. Austin and Harvey; sisters, Jessie Rose Fownes, Annie Laura Johnson and Muriel Christine McLean. She is survived by sister-in-law and friend, Marie MacDonald, Baddeck and four generations of cousins, nieces and nephews, who loved her and will miss her kindness and caring ways. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 28, at 11 a.m. in Stewart United Church. The Order of the Eastern Star and the Whycocomagh Legion, Branch 123 will share in the service, Rev. Donna Tourneur officiating. Burial at a later date in Stewartdale Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations in memory of Ferne may be made to charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh.
STEVENS (Freda) (Foley), Mona Louise
82. After a lengthy hospital stay, Mona passed away peaceful in the early morning of February 24, 2009, in South Shore Regional Hospital. Mona was born in Chester, the beloved only child of the late Arthur "Tam" and Lahlia (Evans) Freda. While she has spent most of her life in Chester, Mona also resided for 16 years in Kentville. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Emery Stevens. She will be forever in the hearts of her children, David (Sue) Foley and Joanne (Reg) Foley, both of Chester. She will also be remembered by her stepchildren, Greg (Kerry) Stevens, Chester; Len (Gail) Stevens, Chester Basin; Dennis (Marlene) Stevens, Chester; Trudy (Chris) Stevens, Mission, B.C.; Mark Stevens, Abbotsford, B.C.; Rod (Bridget) Stevens, Pickering. She is further survived by 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Blessed with family and friends, throughout her life, Mona will be remembered for her work with the Chester Legion F.E. Butler Branch No. 44. She held many offices with the Ladies Auxiliary over her active years. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today, February 26, in Davis Funeral Home, Chester. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 27, in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Mona may be made to Shoreham Village Palliative Care, South Shore Regional Hospital, or a charity of one's choice. Special thanks to the South Shore Regional Hospital staff and especially to Drs. Robertson and Abriel for the care they provided to Mona.